Benetech to Showcase Ed Tech Products at ED Games Expo
Bookshare and Mathshare initiatives to be featured at OSEP’s Showcase on
Technology Innovations in Special Education and ED Games Expo
The 7th Annual ED Games Expo, on January 9 and 10, 2020, will showcase more than 140 government-supported educational games and technologies. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) are hosting three events at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
First Event Showcases Technology Innovations in Special
The first event, Showcase on Technology Innovations
in Special Education, takes place on January 9 from 1:30-4:30 pm and is a forum
for special education developers, researchers, and organizations who
receive funding from the Department of Education, the National Science
Foundation, and Health and Human Services. Representatives from nonprofit
advocacy organizations, industry partners, and practitioners will also
participate. The showcase will include provocative “Big Idea” talks on innovations
in assistive technologies that support learning and instruction for students
with disabilities as well as models for adoption of research-based
interventions in special education settings.
Second Event Features ED Games Expo
The ED Games Expo
runs from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on January 9 and gives the public an opportunity to
explore educational games and technologies covering a range of topics such as early learning, science, engineering, making, math, reading, social studies, English language learning, and social skills that support students with or
at risk for disabilities.
Benetech will demonstrate Bookshare, the world’s largest library of accessible ebooks for students with reading barriers. In addition, Benetech’s DIAGRAM Center, an R&D center that leverages emerging technology and community engagement to support different learning needs and improve access to educational materials, will present Mathshare , an inclusive problem solving tool that allows students to show their work and is accessible to all learners. Bookshare and the DIAGRAM Center are both funded by OSEP.
Third Event Invites Attendees to Office Hours
On Friday, January 10, attendees can meet more than thirty representatives from government programs and national educational organizations to gain information about funding opportunities and learn about initiatives of interest led by these organizations.
Meet Us at the Expo
Benetech is excited to participate in this
innovative event, connect with other ed tech developers, and meet with
participants. The Expo is free, open to the public, and children are welcome. Attendees
must RSVP online to gain entry.
- Showcase on Technology Innovations in Special Education – January 9 (1:30-4:30 pm)
- ED Games Expo – January 9 (5:00-8:00 pm)
- Office Hours – January 10 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
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